“Hold on to your center: Man was made to sit quietly and find the truth within.” From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)
I am a human being, not a human doing. When I get caught up in the “shoulds” and the “have to’s” and “gotta be’s” that this world flings my way like a monkey throwing its poo, I rapidly lose sight of who I am and why I’m here.
Busyness for busyness sake is akin to the proverbial hamster on an exercise wheel—can hear that insidious commercial that has hamsters telling us which car to drive… “you can go for this, or you can go with that.” Speaking of wheels… a wheel that loses its center wobbles out of control. Why do I wonder when my life does the same thing?
Meditation, prayer, silence, stillness, reading, journaling, smiling with my liver—whatever it takes to help me return to that still, small, confident, knowing voice—that’s the business of life.
So I’ll get busy.